"Yeah something tells me in a real street race, I'd smoke you big time. But yeah, just try and keep up. There's a bar nearby so even you should be able to keep up."
Even though Cid knew this was true it still kind of ticked him off for it to be put so bluntly. "Yeah well just don't fall off that death trap before we get there. I won't stop to pick you up."
With that they headed off into the city. Leaving the bustle of the reporters and other contestants behind them for the time being. Though he wouldn't be surprised if one or more of them had detached from the horde to follow after the two of them.
Cid was thankful his moped started first try this time. Not wanting the extra smugness from captain motorcycle over there.
The two of them didn't go directly to the bar but instead parked in a lot nearby. Given the location of the bar there wasn't much space to park close by that was safe and Cid didn't really want to leave his moped at the side of the street. "Alright then, let's get going. That way right?"
They started down the street, Cid trailing behind whatshisface as he was led towards their destination. A thought occurred to Cid and he asked "Hey, what kind of place is this anyway? It's not some weird specialty bar is it?" If this was one of those cosplay places he wanted to know before getting there.
"Nothing like that. But heard that this place was a good bar to come around here in Camellia...had a couple of 5 star reviews on it."
Cid briefly wondered what kind of people sat around rating bars and if their opinions on said bars could be trusted. He didn't really know what he would look for in a bar but at least it sounded like there wasn't any obviously weird thing to worry about.
As they walked Cid noticed a couple girls sitting outside of a bakery. He normally wouldn't have paid them mind but one of them happened to have been looking in their general direction and he realized he recognized her. And the girl sitting next to her. One of them was...Yu-something and the other...he couldn't quite recall.
He worried that if whatshisface noticed them, and they did seem pretty obvious, he'd go over to talk with them. Cid wasn't convinced he wasn't looking to check out girls after all. In an attempt to distract him and not have to deal with chatting with THREE contestants at once Cid moved a bit closer and spoke up again, "Right, so, just a heads up that I can't really stay long okay? So don't expect me to help you out if you go overboard."
Which reminded Cid to take a glance at his phone again to make sure if his sister had messaged. She had not. Which shouldn't worry him.
It still did.
"We're not too terribly different then, you and I. Dueling was what I was best at, so I aimed to be the best at it. Although, I enjoyed it right from the start."
"Oh I'm sure I can come up with a few differences." Gabby said, giving another awkward laugh. She doubted that Julian's fashion sense had been anything like hers when she had started for one. She really should get rid of that old outfit but it was oddly sentimental.
The other guy, Richard, came up to them at their behest. She couldn't help but raise an eyebrow as Richard made it clear he was more interested in talking to the veteran. Which made sense, and in a way was a relief, but she couldn't help but want to show him up and show him that it was a mistake to place her under him in ranking of importance.
"I'm just doing what I can to pay it forward basically...to show the next in line how much fun Duel Monsters can be and how it can really connect people."
"You make it sound like you're as old as him." Gabby said with a smile. "But, hey, hope you keep that attitude and can show how fun it is even when losing cause if you keep going through the rounds you're gonna lose whenever you reach me." She glanced over at the reporters nearby, wondering if any of them had heard the declaration, then back to Richard "Next time you'll be fanboying over me instead of him."